One big name that has popped up is Houston Rockets star James Harden; it appears the Rockets are getting ready to blow the roster up and move forward with a retooling.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and The Stadium went on NBATV to discuss his reporting of any potential Harden deal, and he mentioned the Sixers do not want to give up Simmons in any Harden deal:
As far as the Sixers are concerned, unless they’re putting in Ben Simmons, which I’m told they’re not inclined to do right now, I don’t see a deal structure that makes sense for Philly outside of a guy like Ben Simmons.
The Rockets are trying to keep Harden and rebuild.
The Rockets, at this juncture, remain intent on keeping James Harden and trying to rebuild the team’s relationship with him despite reports of Harden’s growing discontent, league sources say
– Marc Stein November 17, 2020
The Harden saga with the Rockets will be something to definitely keep an eye on in the coming days.